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Two Restaurants Are Set to Bring Vegan Tacos and Barbecue to Atlanta Soon

Vegan taqueria Chi Chi Vegan Taco Shop opens September 5 in Reynoldstown, while Grass VBQ Joint brings vegan barbecue fare to Stone Mountain this November

A hand holding a fried oyster mushroom po’boy with herbs, pickles, and tomatoes
Blue oyster mushroom po’boy
Grass VBQ Joint
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Chi Chi Vegan Taco Shop opens in Reynoldstown on September 5

Vegan taqueria Chi Chi Vegan Taco Shop opens Saturday, September 5, at the renovated 1 Moreland Avenue complex, according to a post on Instagram. The restaurant, owned by chef Chris Hodge, serves tacos, nachos, burritos, and rice bowls free of dairy, eggs, and, of course, meat. Atlanta magazine reports the counter-service restaurant features a 20-seat dining room with the option to order food for takeout or delivery. For now, Chi Chi opens for lunch and dinner only. Breakfast and late-night dining are planned for the future. Eater reached out for more details, and to inquire about the restaurant’s COVID-19 safety measures.

Vegan barbecue pop-up Grass VBQ Joint opens its restaurant Thanksgiving week

After opening at We Suki Suki’s Global Grub Collective food market last November, then moving to Orpheus Brewing in Midtown earlier this year, vegan barbecue pop-up Grass VBQ Joint opens a permanent location November 27 near Stone Mountain, What Now Atlanta reports. Located on Five Forks Trickum Road, Grass VBQ serves smoked jerk wingz, veef brisket, sandwiches like smoked pulled jackfruit, a reuben with corned veef, and an oyster mushroom po’boy, alongside desserts such as mini sweet potato pies and vegan cupcakes. Check out the menu here. Order Grass VBQ Joint online for pick-up at Orpheus or delivery via the newly launched Black-owned restaurant delivery service Black and Mobile. Delivery is available within eight miles of the brewery.